Monday, August 11, 2008

Turn on your Heartlight

The older we get, the more precious the thought of home. For most of us, anyway. I'm not so naive as to think that all homes are happy, healthy, nurturing places. But for those of us fortunate to have had that gift, there's absolutely nothing like it!!

I went "home" over the weekend to see my mom, who is recovering from surgery to repair multiple breaks in her right leg. My sisters had been shifting things around, rolling rugs up, and all the other things you need to do to help with mobility issues, but it still felt like it did when we were growing up. You know what I mean, don't you? There's even a certain smell to the place that makes it a nostalgic journey, and the creak of the same spots in the floorboards still make the same noises, the kitchen cabinet still won't close without slamming them, the washer/dryer are still on the back porch ... and the great-grandchildren now run circles in the dining room just as we did lo these many years ago.

Today's word art reflects some of those thoughts, and is a companion piece to the August in Port Elizabeth mini-kit I made for the DSO Color Challenge this month. As I mentioned in the previous posting, it's in honor of the ever-loving KimB, who makes her home in Port E.

Did you recognize that this quotation is from the lyrics to Heartlight? The song written and recorded by Neil Diamond, who was inspired to do so after he first saw the motion picture, E.T.
Hope you have a splendid Monday,



Andrea said...

WONDERFUL wordart!! Thank you :)

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 12 Aug [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

Sonel said...

Oh, that is so true sweetie! When I get thoughts of home I think of my granny and how her house used to smell and sometimes I get that smell and then I miss her more than usual..:-) Thanks for the lovely memories and the gorgeous wordart! You are truly an artist!

I do hope your mom is all well by now and that everything is okay. Shame...I can only imagine in how much pain she was. You all are in my thoughts and prayers...:-)

Have a great day sweets and thanks again..:-)

Love & Hugs

Kim B said...

AWW girl- how true is that! nothing like the *smell* of home! I feel the same when I walk into my dad's ( my old home-lol).
Thanks so much for this awesome word art!!
HUGS and squishes by the tons!